Toy Story 3 (Xbox 360) demo

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  1. Brian

    Brian Member

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    Toy Story was released by Disney/Avalanche Games, but here is a demo THQ/Heavy Iron Studios produced:



    Long story short, we (THQ) were bidding for Toy Story 3 which was excluded from our deal with Pixar. Disney/Pixar pitted us vs. Avalanche to demonstrate what we'd do with the brand. We flew to Pixar in Emeryville and were sequestered in a conference room while Disney/Avalanche went first. The main conference room windows where 'blacked out' so we couldn't see (nor could they see our presentation). We presented to senior execs including John Lasseter and Ed Catmull.

    We were told Avalanche showed storyboards for what they'd produce if given the license.

    Our presentation was a live game demo that had multiple parts and featured reskinned Xbox 360 consoles in a nice box (http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/ebay-watch-rare-toy-story-3-themed-xbox-360-console). The night before we rehearsed our presentation (I would play the game) for hours, and it was decided the last part of the demo (the flying/shooting) wouldn't be demoed. In the end, I was put on the spot to demo/play it (and thankfully it went well - Lasseter was very encouraging 'rooting' for me at times). Then THQ offered an obscene amount of money just for the rights to do it.

    In the end, Disney kept it internally.
     
  2. PixelButts

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    Would play, not gonna lie.
     
  3. la-li-lu-le-lo

    la-li-lu-le-lo ラリルレロ

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    That looks pretty cool. Too bad it wasn't finished. Was this all running on a 360?

    btw, I was playing the Genesis version of Toy Story the other day. I like that game, but it's pretty hard.
     
  4. Pinta77

    Pinta77 Gamecube Fanatic

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    Thanks for the nostalgia trip haha! The game looks really fun to be honest! It’s a shame it never ended up coming out
     
  5. LuizNai

    LuizNai Robust Member

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    That's so cool! Thanks for sharing it, I would play it for sure!
     
  6. Ligero_miguel

    Ligero_miguel Rising Member

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    Amazing, I'd love to play it.
    Thanks for sharing this info :)
     
  7. Brian

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    All running on X360 - I still have ISO somewhere. I donated the mockup box and ISO to National Videogame Museum in Texas
     
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  8. speedyink

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    Thanks for sharing! It's clear a lot of hard work was put into this demo, it's a shame it wasn't picked up. I love Woody's animations, they remind me of him in the first movie.
     
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    Wow that's great, thanks for sharing! Looks like a lot of love went into those demos! Any chance of sharing that ISO with us all?
     
  10. HyperGHZ

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    Looks Awesome!! An unreleased gem!
     
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    Bramsworth Well Known Member

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    That's quite a coincidence, I was talking to a developer of an unreleased SNES game a few months back and unfortunately couldn't get access to any early ROMs he had cuz he said he had already contacted that same museum and promised them when he excavates what he has from his garage he'd be giving it to them. How did you come to choose them, if I might ask?
     
  12. Pinta77

    Pinta77 Gamecube Fanatic

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    Why can’t they be ripped before hand?
     
  13. Bramsworth

    Bramsworth Well Known Member

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    Wish I knew. He pretty much spoke as if he considered what he had to already be property of the museum though it wasn't in their hands yet. He was the main programmer behind it so I respect his decision. I still need to follow up with him soon.
     
  14. Ligero_miguel

    Ligero_miguel Rising Member

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    Any chance of this getting released? I would love to play it D:
     
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  15. Pinta77

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    At least I got Kingdom Hearts to hold me over until this eventually gets dumped lol
     
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